OAP with incurable cancer to run Leeds 10k

Susan Wright
Susan Wright
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A GRANDMOTHER suffering from incurable cancer is set to run her ninth Leeds 10k this Sunday as she continues to be inspired by the late Jane Tomlinson.

Susan Wright, 65, of Bramley, was diagnosed with breast cancer 23 years ago, but beat the disease after treatment.

Two-years-ago, Mrs Wright started suffering shoulder pain and doctors told her she was suffering from secondary breast cancer which had spread to her bones.

Mrs Wright, a widow, who lost her husband Granville to prostate cancer aged 65 six-years-ago, will be running alongside daughter Katie, 39, to raise cash for the Breast Cancer Research Action Group.

Mrs Wright is the charity’s fundraising coordinator and has raised around £5,000 since running the Leeds 10k for the first time .

She said: “My diagnosis was a complete shock because after all that time you think you are cancer free. I think there should be more information about secondary breast cancer. I didn’t know about it.

“I continue to be inspired by Jane Tomlinson and I want to raise money and awareness, but I also want to prove to myself that I can still do the run.”

The Run For All Leeds 10k is part of the lasting legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson CBE who raised almost £2m for charity through a series of endurance challenges, despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.

Go to www.justgiving.com/susan-wright17 to sponsor Mrs Wright and www.runforall.com to sign up for the Leeds 10k.